The wild West Coast of Vancouver Island in Bamfield
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Through 2018, ZenSeekers is teaming up with partners the Port Alberni region. Our correspondents will bring you exceptional video, photos and stories to inspire you to #ExploreBC and have your very own #ExplorePortAlberni adventures.
Written and photographed by Chris Istace
Have you thought about what life was like on Vancouver Island when things were a little more rugged, a little more remote and life moved at a slower pace? I recently experienced just that, and I didn’t have to time travel to do it.
Bamfield is a remote oceanside community along the western shores of Vancouver Island where a tightknit community lives at the mouth of the Alberni Inlet, which opens to Barkley Sound and the powerful Pacific Ocean. It is on the traditional lands of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation. My soul comes to life in places like this, where the rugged and wild still exist for anyone seeking adventure.
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Search #ExplorePortAlberni for more inspiration. Be sure to tag #ExplorePortAlberni while exploring the region as you could be featured on our social media channels!
Start planning your adventures in Port Alberni at Alberni Valley Tourism.
Find out more at the City of Port Alberni’s website.